Port Louis Marina, Grenada

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Tropical paradise of Grenada

The RORC Transatlantic Race will finish off the tropical paradise of Grenada, where competitors may take advantage of 48 hours of free berthing at the Camper & Nicholsons' Port Louis Marina.  

Grenada

Grenada is actually a tri-island state and composed of several smaller islands, including Carriacou and Petite Martinique, in addition to the main island of the same name.  Known collectively as the 'Island of Spice' they are one of the world's largest exporters of nutmeg and mace, spices which were introduced in 1843 by traders while the island was part of the British colonies.

With volcanic origins Grenada is a remarkably fertile environment and enjoys a luscious rainforest interior with cascading waterfalls and mountainous regions, alongside the Caribbean staple of water sandy beaches.  There is plenty to see and do on the island, from trekking through the rainforest to coastal watersports.

Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina

Camper & Nicholsons lead the way in luxury marina development and their Port Louis Marina in Grenada reinforces their worldwide reputation.  Hosting the fleet at the finish with 48 hours free berthing, the Port Louis Marina is the perfect destination for weary competitors at the end of this marathon event.

The Superyacht Dock at Port Louis Marina

Yacht Services

Pump-out facility

There is facility for both black and grey water pump-out

Water and electricity

Berths have 220V/240V to 600amp connections while on selected berths there are 60Hz power.  There is access to fresh water.

Boatyards

There are nearby boatyards with 70 ton travel life (to 32' wide).

Other facilities

  • Waste disposal
  • On-site yacht cleaning services
  • Technical services for yacht repairs and servicing
  • Nearby chandlery

The Capitainerie is open 7am-7pm, everyday and marina staff can be contacted on VHF Channel 14.

Marina Services

The marina can provide the following:

  • 24 hour security staff
  • Provisioning delivery service available
  • Serviced launderette
  • Private swimming pool
  • Cable TV and internet access available throughout the marina

For more information please contact the marina, tel: +1 (473) 435 7432 or view their website here.

Marina Lanzarote

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The RORC Transatlantic Race will begin from Marina Lanzarote on Saturday 26th November 2016.

Lanzarote

Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa and part of the province of Las Palmas.  The volcanic island has a stunning variety of landscapes including sandy beaches, rocky coastline, mountain ranges and even a desert. During November, Lanzarote enjoys Trade Wind conditions with an average air temperature of 21oC and an average sea temperature of 17oC.

Marina Lanzarote

Marina Lanzarote is situated in a natural harbour in front of the city of Arrecife. The Marina has hosted the prestigious Panerai Transat Classique and is due to welcome the RORC Transatlantic race fleet for the second time this autumn. On a stretch of coast punctuated by 17th century forts, the site is historically attractive and a popular local venue due to the eclectic choice of restaurants and bars. The contrasting clean and modern design includes an ample shipyard with an 820-tonne travel hoist.

 

Food & Drink

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Food & Drink in Lanzarote

Paseo Maritimo, Puerto Calero.From Michelin recommended to Argentinian steakhouse, there is a restaurant to suit every taste along the Paseo Maritimo, Puerto Calero, catering for a variety of occasions and budgets.

There is a full list available here and below are a few highlights:

McSorley's Irish Pub

A proper sailor's pub with Sky Sports, a well stocked bar and occasional live music with draft pints of the black stuff.

Amura

The Michelin Guide recognised Amura as suitable for Romance, Special occasions or Entertaining clients. You can read more about the restaurant here.

La Papadella

From pasta and pizza to local fish and meat, La Papadella serves Italian cuisine suitable for all the family.

La Portena

South American style steak house voted top restaurant in Puerto Calero by TripAdvisor and with a traditional Argentinian style oven.

Sushi Bar Minato

With so much local fish on offer this Japanese Sushi Bar is a hit; it also has a takeaway service.

http://www.sushibarminatolanzarote.com

Taberna del Puerto

Specialising in local cuisine and reasonably priced.

http://www.tabernadepuertocalero.com

Food & Drink in Virgin Gorda

Azzurra at the YCCS Clubhouse2017 azzurra restaurant yccs

The Clubhouse’s elegant Azzurra restaurant offers a fine dining experience unparalleled in the region. Azzurra features international cuisine with accents of the best that the Club’s Caribbean home and its distinctly Italian heritage have to offer. Open for lunch and dinner our menus emphasise locally caught seafood dishes complemented by fruit and vegetables sourced from within the Caribbean.

Outdoor or indoor tables are available together with the best views in the BVI.

Our menu offers simple choices of fresh fish, fresh pasta, risotto, salads and steak (our steak comes from grass fed, totally organic herd from the shores of Lake Ontario).

Bar Aqua

Informal waterside restaurant Bar Aqua specialises in light, tasty and healthy craft food. Our bartenders can mix anything from vitamin-packed smoothies from our juice bar to thirst-quenching cocktails and ice-cold beers.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner we have a selection of tasty fresh salads, hand crafted pizzas and hand-made burgers using the finest organic meat from a grass fed herd of high plains Bison from the prairies of the US. Containing no additives, they are low in cholesterol and low in saturated fat, these are guilt free, healthy burgers.

Travel & Transport

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Travel to Lanzarote

The RORC Transatlantic Race starts from Lanzarote where all participating yachts will be berthed in Puerto Calero Marina prior to the start. The Puerto Calero marina has 450 berths and is suitable for superyachts up to 60m, making this the ideal start location for the fleet.  You can read more about the services provided by the marina here.

Arriving by Sea...

28º 54.93 N    13º 42.29 W

Entry to the Puerto Calero port is easy since there are no hidden obstacles (rocks, sand bars, wrecks, etc.). The mouth of the port lies to the SW.

The entry beacon Fl(3)G.14s13m8M lies to starboard and is situated on the most westerly point of the breakwater. As you come into the port, the first port-side buoy Fl(2)R.8s3M is clearly visible lying 70m NNE of the starboard entry beacon.  The Marina Office is based in the control tower situated just beyond the fuel dock on the south breakwater.  The Marina Office's opening hours during winer are 0800 - 2000 daily (Sundays 0900 - 2000).

All boats should communicate their arrival before entry; you can call the port on VHF Channel 09 or 16 (24 hours).

If you wish to make a reservation at the port, please do not hesitate to contact the Marina Office as follows:

Tel.: +34 928 51 12 85
Fax: +34 928 51 45 68
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Online: http://marina.puertocalero.com/reservations

...by Air...

The airport in Lanzarote is the Arrecife airport (+34 928 84 60 00; www.aena.es) which is on the east coast of the island, three miles from Arrecife town amd 7.5 miles from the Puerto Calero Marina. The following airlines fly from various UK airports to Lanzarote:

British Airways (0844 493 0787, www.ba.com)

Monarch (08719 405040; www.flymonarch.com)

Easyjet (0843 104 5000; www.easyjet.com)

Ryanair (0871 2460000; www.ryanair.com)

Thomas Cook (0871 2302406; www.flythomascook.com

Thomson (0871 2314787; www.thomsonfly.com)

Jet2.com (0906 3020660; www.jet2.com)

Iberia (0870 609 0500; www.iberia.com) flies from London Heathrow via Madrid.

If you are flying from outside the UK then this link usefully lists the airlines that fly into Lanzarote by country:

http://www.discoverlanzarote.com/lanzarote-flights.asp

...or by Ferry

Particularly if you are coming via Spain or other islands in the Canaries, you may want to consider travel by ferry to Lanzarote: http://www.directferries.co.uk/

Aerial view of Puerto Calero Marina

Support Personnel - Travel from Lanzarote to Virgin Gorda

There are no direct flights from Lanzarote to Virgin Gorda but the easiest route is fly to London Gatwick and then on to Antigua, St Thomas, Puerto Rico before getting a Caribbean flight to the British Virgin Islands. Contact the YCCS for transfers to the club.

Travel to and from Virgin Gorda

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Monarch provide weekly to the Caribbean to/from London Gatwick.

Caribbean Airlines, Delta Airlines and American Eagle/American Airlines provide direct flights to/from New York and Puerto Rico/Miami.

LIAT provide connecting flights with most Caribbean islands including Antigua, Barbados, St Lucia, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, St Maarten etc.

Accommodation

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Accommodation in Lanzarote

There is a range of convenient accommodation based in and around Puerto Calero Marina, from hotels to apartments.  

Villas and Hotels in Puerto Calero

Villa Puerto Calero Lanzarote

Villa Puerto Calero Lanzarote have a selection of three to five room top quality villas based within the Puerto Calero site to rent. Please see their website here for more information: www.puertocalero.com 

Costa Calero, Puerto Calero MarinaHotel Costa Calero

Hotel (Iberostar) Costa Calero is situated within Puerto Calero site and has a selection of swimming pools, restaurants, rooms and spa. Please see their website for more information: http://hotelcostacalero.com/en/

Villas and Hotels around Puerto Calero

Puerto Carmen is a very popular location on Lanzarote and within an easy distance of Puerto Calero, further east up the coast.  With a vibrant nightlife, full of restaurants, bars and pubs, Puerto Carmen also has an old town - a picturesque fishing port. You can find more information about accommodation in this area here.

Hotel Hesperia Lanzarote

Located on the seafront, beside the exclusive Puerto Calero Marina, the Hotel Hesperia Lanzarote offers all of the amenities that you would expect from a five star hotel.  Please see their website for more information: http://www.hesperia.com

 

You can find other hotels and apartments on Lanzarote via these websites:

http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/

http://www.discoverlanzarote.com/

http://www.lanzarotebreaks.com/

Accommodation in Virgin Gorda

Accomodation - Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

The clubhouse has a recently created two boutique luxury suites. Fitted out to the same 5* standard as the rest of the clubhouse, the suites offer luxurious accommodation with sensational views.
Both suites have private entrances, luxury en-suite bathrooms and showers, and of course full access to the exemplary service that YCCS offers.

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda - Virgin Gorda

The yacht club is also happy to help organise or recommend local Villas and Crew accomodation - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.